Yes, it’s another edition of Thankful Thursday! I really like this blog topic, because it makes me stop and think about the good things in my life, instead of just being angry about stuff, depressed about stuff or just unhappy.
Today I’m thankful for my dogs. The weather outside isn’t as warm as it was on the weekend, but the sun is shining for the first time in several days, and it’s nice. Seeing the shining sun and feeling the warm rays on my arms made me want to get out and walk. Normally, I’d just get home, eat supper and get online. But today, I walked in the door and I could tell that the dogs were feeling the same “goodness” that I was. So instead of eating and sitting, I grabbed their collars and leashes and took them for a 30 minute walk. It was our first walk of 2008, and it was a great way to celebrate the coming of spring.
I’m also thankful that on the days that I feel like the world is against me, I come home and these two dogs are smiling and wagging and jumping on me. They’re acting like the best part of their day just happened . . . and that ALWAYS makes me feel better. Well, unless one of them has a chewed up leather shoe in their mouth, but that doesn’t happen as often anymore.
I absolutely love bedtime with my boy Farley (Grace still sleeps in her crate because she eats books at night while I sleep). He snuggles in as close as he can, and sighs and goes to sleep. I love that feeling so much, and it’s the thing I miss the most when I travel. That feeling of closeness.
I could keep typing the things I am thankful for with regard to my dogs . . . but I think you get the picture!